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Antonyms for good-by
ˌgʊdˈbaɪgood-by

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. good-by

    Good-by is the homely and hearty, farewell the formal English word at parting. Adieu, from the French, is still more ceremonious than farewell; congé, also from the French, is commonly contemptuous or supercilious, and equivalent to dismissal. Valediction is a learned word never in popular use. A valedictory is a public farewell to a company or assembly.

    Synonyms:
    adieu, congé, farewell, leave-taking, parting salutation, valediction, valedictory

    Preposition:
    I bade farewell to my comrades, or (without preposition) I bade my comrades farewell; I took a sad farewell of my friends.

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  1. adieu, adios, arrivederci, auf wiedersehen, au revoir, bye, bye-bye, cheerio, good-by, goodby, good-bye, goodbye, good day, sayonara, so longnoun

    a farewell remark

    "they said their good-byes"

    Synonyms:
    au revoir, sayonara, pass, auf wiedersehen, arrivederci, adios, goodbye, good day, good-bye, goodby, adieu, so long, bye, bye-bye, cheerio

How to use good-by in a sentence?

  1. H. L. Mencken:

    The government consists of a gang of men exactly like you and me. They have, taking one with another, no special talent for the business of government; they have only a talent for getting and holding office. Their principal device to that end is to search out groups who pant and pine for something they can't get and to promise to give it to them. Nine times out of ten that promise is worth nothing. The tenth time is made good by looting A to satisfy B. In other words, government is a broker in pillage, and every election is sort of an advance auction sale of stolen goods.

  2. William James:

    Much of what we call evil is due entirely to the way men take the phenomenon. It can so often be converted into a bracing and tonic good by a simple change of the sufferer's inner attitude from one of fear to one of fight; its string can so often depart and turn into a relish when, after vainly seeking to shun it, we agree to face about and bear it...

  3. Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia:

    Good by. Don't forget me.

  4. Jason Kenney:

    It takes a bit to see the upside from these results. But the upstream news is very positive and the group is certainly changing for good by offloading Saipem.

  5. Kevin Smith:

    We want to make sure during this heightened awareness were going to do take what was meant for harm and make it good by providing the tools that help and empowering the rest of the churches across the nation to be ready.

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